Rossman School, MO

Rossman School, MO

Coed Day School, Pre-K – Grade 6
Head of School: Elizabeth Zurlinden (Lower School Director, Rossman School, St. Louis, MO)

School Profile

12660 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Co-Ed Day School
220 students, Pre-K – Grade 6
Head of School for July 1, 2018

Educators’ Collaborative is assisting Rossman School as it searches for its next Head of School, to begin July 1, 2018. Rossman is a PreK-6 grade school with 220 students. The school is considered one of the leading independent elementary schools in the Midwest, and a star in the competitive St. Louis school market. Rossman School, MOThe faculty is made up of twenty-eight full time teaches, a learning specialist, and appropriate support staff. Fifty percent of the teachers have advanced degrees. There is one class for each grade and each class has a minimum of two teachers. Student diversity is 43%.

Rossman’s strong program in the basic subject areas of language arts and mathematics is augmented and enriched by integration with specialty subjects of art, Spanish and Latin, library, music, physical education, science, and social studies.

The development of strong character is an integral part of Rossman’s program. The guiding tenets of kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility are woven into the curricula and the very fabric of school life.

The 20-acre campus includes a 45,000 square foot facility designed specifically for elementary school children, an athletic field with a four-lane polyurethane track, two playgrounds, and wooded nature trails.

The successful candidate will know and appreciate Rossman’s role in early childhood education. He or she will be a dedicated, experienced educator who has proven team-building skills and who is committed to collaborative teaching and learning. The next head must model character, integrity, ethics and the skills to build caring relationships with all constituents.

The School operates a balanced budget and has an endowment of ten million dollars. There are no immediate plans for construction projects or to enter into a major capital campaign. The school has recently been awarded a million dollar grant for professional development. The Board of Trustees is made up of twenty members and is well organized and supportive of the School’s leadership. The School has a detailed and well-written Strategic Plan. The Board is excited for the future of the school, and they are well prepared to welcome and support the next Head of School.

The challenges for the next head include balancing the School’s long held traditions and exploring new and innovative ways to deliver the strongest possible education. The new head must also appreciate and help teachers explore coordinated professional development that will impact the classroom. The successful candidate will exhibit strong leadership skills and be a hands-on leader who supports and guides the faculty, and greater school community.

Interested candidates should contact Mr. Doug Jennings at Or Mr. Evan Peterson at

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